Author: Sonya Kelly

FEMA to Host Listening Sessions for Fire Departments That Did Not Apply for AFG Funding in FY2021

From August 1st through August 11th, FEMA will host listening sessions for AFG applicants who did not apply for AFG funding for FY2021. These digital convenings are an opportunity for U.S. fire departments to learn more about the AFG application process,

House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY 2023 DHS Bill: $740 million ($370 each) for AFG and SAFER

On June 15, 2022, The House Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security approved an FY 2023 bill for the Department of Homeland Security, providing $370 million each for the AFG and SAFER programs ($740 million total for fire grants). This proposed funding

FAMA / FEMSA GAC 2022 Home Day Toolkit is Now Available

In order to help facilitate Home Day events, the GAC has prepared a 2022 Home Day toolkit to assist you in your planning. Click here to download on the toolkit: https://famafemsagac.org/home-day/homeday-resources/ Many FAMA and FEMSA member companies have held Home

Proposed FY 2023 Federal Budget

This week President Biden released his proposed FY 2023 Federal Budget, which proposes $370 million for AFG; $370 million for SAFER and $60.4 million for the U.S. Fire Administration. The AFG and SAFER proposed levels of funding are $10 million

House and Senate have passed its FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

The House and Senate have passed its FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations bill that will fund government agencies through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2022. AFG and SAFER were each funded at $360 million ($720 million total for

The FAMA/FEMSA 2022 Hill Day will be held April 6-7 in Washington D.C.

The FAMA/FEMSA 2022 Hill Day will be held April 6-7 in Washington D.C. in conjunction with the CFSI’s 32th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars.  Please register online. Deadline for Hill Day registration has been extended to March 11, 2022. For

The FAMA/FEMSA 2022 Hill Day will be held April 6-7

The FAMA/FEMSA 2022 Hill Day will be held April 6-7 in Washington D.C. in conjunction with the CFSI’s 32th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars.  Please register online. Deadline for Hill Day registration is March 7, 2022. For Hill Day planning,

The FAMA / FEMSA GAC 2021 Hill Days will be held virtually May 18-20 via Zoom Conferencing.

The FAMA / FEMSA GAC 2021 Hill Days will be held virtually May 18-20 via Zoom Conferencing.  2021 is a critical year for future funding of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and SAFER programs. We must remain vigilant in

Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan – New Funding for AFG, SAFER, & Emergency Management Performance Grants

On Saturday, March 6th, the Senate passed the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan (HR 1319), with some updates to the bill. Click here for the Senate’s version of the bill text. The Senate bill has been sent back to the

$350 Billion for States, Local Governments, and Tribes in American Rescue Plan

The $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan is currently being negotiated in the House, and will soon be sent to the Senate (Click here for full bill text). A primary component of the Rescue Plan is a provision that would provide